Simon Cowell Names His Baby Boy After Someone He Idolized

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman welcomed a baby boy into the world on Valentine's Day and the acerbic Simon seems pretty happy about it. Photographers caught him leaving the hospital in New York City where Lauren gave birth. He had quickly jetted there from London, where he was filming. Lauren had apparently gone into labor a tad early. Reports are giving the baby boy's name and it's not quite what I would have expected ...

The baby boy's name is ... Eric.

I know. I would have thought it would be something more creative. I thought maybe Simon, being a Brit, would have gone for Nigel, or Alistair, or Barrington or something.

Nope. Just plain old Eric. He had also previously joked that he would give the baby his "favorite" name, which is, of course, Simon.

In the end, he went with a traditional name. Oh, and it happens to be his Dad's name. His father passed away in 1999. Simon wrote on Twitter:


How sweet naming him after his Dad. Guess that was his idol!

Simon also announced that Lauren is doing fine. Welcome to the world, baby Eric. Your dad may not change your diaper, but you could be the next Eric Clapton!

Do you like the name?


Image via Bruce Glikas/Getty

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Rachel Kroll

Yes...I like the name...its the same as my sons :)

2nino... 2ninos4me

I like the name and I'm glad is not something stuff like north, apple , bear etc ... I'm sorry he decided to be a :normal thinking adult " instead of "creative" .... weird writer

Tina Goff

This kid has a great name, and will be able to have any job he wants when he grows up.  Not like some...  I wouldn't want to hire a Dr. or lawyer if I found out their first name was Rainbow FlufferNutter or some other nonsense.  

Austi... Austinsmommy12

I'm with 2ninos. Shocking that it's an everyday name that honors someone near and dear to his heart? Wow.

Tina: I just spit out a mouthful of cereal. Thanks for that one. Rainbow FlufferNutter will surely be one for Kimye!

Fisher Nichole

My sons name is Erik and he was also born on Valentines day !! Congrats

chess... chessie44

hi simon Cowell: my name is Lisa griffin from Madison,WI. And yes I like that name(Eric). it's cool. congrates on your baby .

Anoth... AnotherKim

You make it sound as if Lauren had no say in the name, lol. Damn. That is sweet that they named him after Simon's dad. Congrats to them. A new life is always something to celebrate.

cuauh... cuauhtemocsmom

I love the reason behind the name. Very nice.

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